Geriatrics

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HSC experts explain Alzheimer’s diseaseCaregivers, grappling with medical questions about Alzheimer’s disease, may be filled with fear and confusion. Often, they turn to friends, social media or the internet for answers. Geriatric experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth want to bridge that information gap. Dr. Tyson Garfield, Geriatrician and Assistant Professor, tackles those questions at HSC Health’s Geriatric Clinic and in his blog, “themedicinecheck.” It helps to understand the terms. Read More »

Mar 26, 2021

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TCOM faculty, students and alumni honored by AOFBy Steven Bartolotta A top-flight career of quality, compassion and excellence received an exclamation point as the American Osteopathic Foundation named Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Dr. Janice Knebl the 2020 Physician of the Year. Dr. Knebl, TCOM’s Interim Chair of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, received the honor at the AOF’s 2020 Honors Virtual Gala.   “This Read More »

Oct 19, 2020

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HSC experts offer advice for the upcoming flu seasonBy Kathryn Lytton The flu season is approaching and experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth are tackling questions about the yearly virus as communities continue to fight COVID-19.  Here is a Q&A about the seasonal flu and related topics:  Priya Bui, DO, Pediatrics When should a child begin getting a flu vaccine?   Flu shots Read More »

Oct 6, 2020

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WE HAIL receives grant to improve care for older adultsBy Jan Jarvis UNT Health Science Center and its community partners are expanding their efforts to improve health care for older adults with the support of a $3.75 million federal grant. The Health Resources and Services Administration funding will address the growing needs of older adults through UNTHSC’s geriatric training program, Workforce Enhancement in Healthy Read More »

Aug 15, 2019

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WE HAIL honored with Innovators in Aging awardBy Jan Jarvis    For four years, Workforce Enhancement in Health Aging and Independent Living, or WE HAIL, has expanded training and services in the community to better serve older adults.  The Texas Health and Human Services Commission recently recognized WE HAIL by presenting it the Innovators in Aging award. This is the first time Read More »

May 22, 2019

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UNTHSC honored for best practices in serving older adultsBy Eric Parker   The UNT Health Science Center Clinical Practice Group is the first health care organization in Fort Worth to be recognized as an Age Friendly Certified Business. As a result, the UNTHSC Center for Geriatrics will help educate other health care organizations to integrate best practices in serving patients. The recognition follows Read More »

Oct 29, 2018

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For seniors, the growing opioids menaceBy Jan Jarvis   One week – that’s how long it can take for a prescription pain killer to turn into an addiction to opioids. Patients believe opioids – a class of pain-killing drugs that can produce morphine-like effects – are safe and effective because their physician prescribed them, said Annesha White, PharmD, PhD, Associate Read More »

Aug 23, 2018

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New honor for old cowboyBy Jan Jarvis   J.W. Stoker has spent most of his life either in the saddle or flipping out of it as stunt man and trick rider. But his latest accomplishment has the nonagenarian standing on solid ground. This spring the Parker County Committee on Aging honored him by declaring a J.W. Stoker Day. Stoker, Read More »

Aug 7, 2018

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An advocate for better geriatric careBy Jan Jarvis   Janice Knebl, DO, recently focused attention on the shortage of health care professionals trained to meet the growing elderly population when she testified at the U.S. Capitol before the Congressional Sub-Committee on Health. But Dr. Knebl’s presentation did more than show a need to fund federal programs to train a health Read More »

Sep 28, 2017

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New champions for elderly patientsBy Jan Jarvis   As a pharmacist, Michelle Cefaretti dispenses medications to elderly patients every day. But when she wanted to do more to help her older patients and their caregivers, she didn’t know where to start. The Geriatric Practice Leadership Institute changed that. As part of the program, the JPS Magnolia Health Clinic pharmacist Read More »

Jun 12, 2017